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Rapper/Producer DeLon is proud to rep his Sri Lankan heritage

Rapper/Producer DeLon is proud to rep his Sri Lankan heritage: After the success of “Calor de la Salsa,” which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B Songs chart, DeLon scored another hit with the song “Nasty Girl,” from his second album, 2008’s Unstoppable. That same year, he decided to use his music to shed light on ongoing terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and his opposition to fellow Sri Lankan artist M.I.A., whose music and imagery supported a Sri Lankan separatist group called the Tamil Tigers, who have been responsible for many terrorist attacks.

DeLon did a diss remix of M.I.A.’s song “Paper Planes” and posted it on YouTube. Within hours, the video drew more than 100,000 user views and comments; it’s up to 2 million so far. (Earlier versions of the video have since been removed.) The story hit the online front pages of BBC Entertainment, Billboard and Pitchfork. The video was polarizing; it made DeLon both a voice of the Sri Lankan people and the target of an online smear campaign orchestrated by Tamil Tiger supporters.
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